Innovation

Vacation Luxury Business At Its Best: Poolside Swimsuit Vending

There's nothing better than being able to buy just about whatever you need where you need it most, and when you're at a hotel pool without a swimsuit and nudity is neither encouraged nor appreciated. Fortunately for those who find themselves in this predicament, a popular swimsuit brand is teaming up with hotels to bring board shorts and bikinis poolside.


Queerbook, What's In A Name?

When the GLBT community launches their social network in 2010, do you think the name "Queerbook" is an appropriate handle? Reece W. Manley, the founder thinks so as he has registered trademarks for Queerbook.com and Queerbook.net, in addition to establishing their logo.

Portable Bathroom Noisemaker Soothes The Shy, Saves The Earth

Toilet shame - it's a not-so-silent killer of confidence for Japanese women. The common way of coping has been to repeatedly flush but that wastes millions of gallons of water every year. Now thanks to the Eco-Otome, shy ladies can create the sound of a flush without wasting a drop of water.

Heat up the Night with the Babylon Hanging Fireplace

This 'hanging fireplace of Babylon' from designer Stephane Perruchon promises to heat up the coolest of interiors.

Get Your Own Cameleon To Sing In Your Shower

Ever see a chameleon?  They are known for being able to stick to almost anything with their feet, and some of them even change colors.  Here's a chameleon that not only has sticky feet and changes colors, but it also sings!

Solar Powered Eneloop Neck Warmer, This Summer's Hot Item

Sanyo is barking up the right tree with their new, green, solar powered Eneloop neck warmer - though announcing it in the dog days of August isn't exactly timely.

Read And Drool: Addiction Pet Foods

Yes, I'll admit that reading the labels on Addiction Pet Foods made me hungry, and I did have to take a  snack break to eat before I came back to writing this column. Yogurt... The problem was that I didn't have anything nearly as appetizing as Addiction Pet Food to eat!

Pregnancy Glamor Shots Make The Most Of A Bella Belly

Everyone loves baby pictures, but before the baby even arrives? Japanese mothers-to-be are baring their bellies in exclusive photo sessions that capture the pregnant pause.

Tweeting With The Enemy

With the DDoS Twitter attack fresh on our minds, one has to wonder who is utilizing social media for anti-social reasons. Could our enemies be covertly watching our every move in the Twitterverse, awaiting to seize an opportunity to use the free-flowing firehose of information for ulterior motives and surprise us again with another denial-of-service ambush?

Amazon App For Android Phones Makes Shopping A Snap... Literally

Amazon.com has every reason to make shopping easier for everyone.  And no slouch in technology itself, the company has just released the Amazon App For Androids, that makes shopping for Android phone users as easy as snapping a picture.  But that's just one of the ways you can shop....

Audi Developes Infotainment System that Can Read Even the Worst Handwriting

In car technology never seems to stand still. As soon as we get used to one thing, automakers move onto the "next big thing." For Audi, this next piece of automotive technology comes in the form of an infotainment system that can actually read and understand the driver's handwriting.

Dark Flash Turns the Camera Flash Invisible

The Dark Flash eliminates the most annoying thing about picture taking (second most annoying if you have one of those lame, kiddy photographers that make cheesy jokes to make you smile)--the flash. Never squint in agony again.

Top Five Social Network Bans In The US

With the Iranian Election protests and the Big Brother governmental control of China, we are familiar with some of the bans of social networking around the globe. But what about in our own backyard? Why are some organizations and corporations choosing to block sites like Twitter and Facebook right here in the US? This is a list of the top five bans that exist today in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

iPhones In Japan Get Wireless TV With USB SEG Clip

Japanese iPhone owners who enjoy watching digital TV on their iPhones have been looking at blank screens since Apple Japan's TV tuner app sold out.  Now a new USB stick from I-O Data is allowing viewers to see shows on their iPhones in crisp, clear 1Seg.

Holey Eco-Invention Saves 20 Percent Of Your Ink: Ecofont®

Finding a way to beat those ink thirsty printers, the Dutch creative communications company, Spranq, should receive an award of some kind.  Instead, it's giving one to you....